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Pedestrian Struck by Car in Fairfield, Alleged Driver Charged with DUI

According to emergency personnel, the victim had to be extricated from the windshield of the car. The pedestrian was transported to St. Vincent's Medical Center for treatment.

[Editor's note: Arrest information is supplied by the Fairfield Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.]

Police are investigating an accident that sent a pedestrian to the hospital early Sunday. A Fairfield man was charged with driving under the influence in connection to the accident.

According to police, the pedestrian was struck by a car at the intersection of Longfellow and Castle Avenues. The impact of the collision caused the victim to go through the windshield of the car.

Responding police and fire crews worked to extricate the victim from the windshield. The pedestrian was alive and conscious at the time of extrication and was transported to St. Vincent's Medical Center for treatment, according to the report.

The alleged operator of the striking vehicle was located near the scene of the accident. He reportedly admitted to drinking alcohol prior to the accident and failed field sobriety tests, police said.

Chad Reck, 21, of Andrassy Avenue, was transported to police headquarters and charged with driving under the influence, department spokesperson Sgt. Sue Lussier said. He was released after posting a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 5.

The incident remains under investigation.

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